Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Inspired Beyond products at Ever After!

I'm am so excited to share some information on some amazing product I was introduced to at the winter CHA show this year.  I had the pleasure of stopping by the Splash of Color booth and played with some amazing mixed media products I hadn't tried before.
Here is a piece I made as a sample for my LSS, Ever After.
After I covered a blank 10 x 8 canvas with yellow acrylic paint, I used a Crafter's Workshop template to add some Viva Modeling Cream. 
It's hard to tell here, but this modeling cream has a pearlized tint to it which is just awesome!  After letting it air dry for a few minutes, I used my Heat It tool for another minute or two to set the modeling cream. 
The really cool thing about this modeling cream is that due the tint, it could have been left as is and still had that "finished" appearance.
Since I also wanted to feature the Inka Gold, I did cover the modeling cream with several colors of Inka Gold in Lava Red, Steel Blue (LOVE this color), Old Silver, Orange and Green/Yellow.
I also covered some old Scrabble tiles with the same colors listed above.  Even though Inka Gold is advertised for use on porous surfaces, I have found that it also works well on the non-porous surfaces I've tried.  The butterflies are metal that I embossed with an embossing folder.
Inka Gold also works well on "raw" wood, as with the ruler I covered with Green/Yellow Inka Gold.
Across the top of the canvas, I wanted to try mixing products so mixed the modeling cream in Champagne with the Inka Gold in Green/Yellow.  I was happy with the color which was a nice mellow sage green.  Using a template from my local office supply store, I was able to create the numbers with a nice amount of height due to the thickness of the stencil.
I then repeated the technique using a Dylusions alpha template which is a thinner template and therefore created texture with less height than the office supply store template.
Ever After Scrapbooks currently has all of the Inka Gold colors listed above in stock as well as Viva Modeling Cream in Champagne and Pearl.
They also have many colors in the NEW Silks Acrylic Glaze.  My next project will definitely include use of the Silks...stay tuned...
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Christy said...

I looooove the colors you used. :)

Karen T said...

I was just watching someone use these new Silk acrylics this weekend!
Your project colors really pop!